Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Images from Weekend Two of the Holiday Sale

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
Succulents by Tina Maldini

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
Pet bowls a-plenty for all your pooches.

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
Janek provides some customer service.

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

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Rain dampened the parking lots, but not the spirits of the Bauer fans who came to shop.

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The Buttermilk Truck stopped in to warm up the customers and employees with delicious breakfast treats.

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Janek does his best impression of Klippy, the Buttermilk Truck mascot

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Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich and Red Velvet Pancake Bites with Chocolate Chips from the Buttermilk Truck

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Sale 2009 - Weekend #2

Bauer Holiday Sale: 17 hrs. until the doors open

Just a quick reminder that we'll be back again this weekend, December 12 & 13 with more Bauer and more Russel Wright!

We made two trips to the factory and took every last second available and grabbed all the overstock we could find, so there may be some pristine firsts mixed in with those seconds you'll be looking at this weekend.

There's also been a glaze firing since last weekend, so if you're looking for pieces in Mango or Teal, we'll have them.

Also, don't forget to bring your appetite. The Buttermilk Truck will be showing up before we open with yummy breakfast treats. They even put up a nice blog post about they're upcoming visit.

Visit our Holiday Sale page for all the information you'll need for this weekend.

If you missed the sale last week, see below for a small gallery of images from the weekend.

Holiday Sale 2009 - Weekend #1

Holiday Sale!
Thought you might enjoy some pictures from the first weekend of the sale. We're busy gearing up for weekend two. If you're still Christmas shopping, be sure to stop by. If you're hungry, Buttermilk Truck will be here on Saturday from 8am-noon.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2009
Janek surveys the line moments before we open.

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9am and the line starts moving in...

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The early bird gets the cereal bowls.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2009

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2009
The Kogi BBQ Truck stopped by to feed shoppers and workers alike.
Owen, Gloria and Cindy put in their lunch orders.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2009
The Get Shaved shave ice truck followed Kogi over to the sale, so I got them to make us up one in a #30 Nesting Bowl.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Food Trucks Roll Up to the Bauer Sale

This year's Holiday Sale will combine one of Los Angeles' oldest institutions, Bauer Pottery, with one of it's newest, the Nouveau Food Truck.

On Saturday, December 5th from noon to 3pm, the most famous purveyor of mobile cuisine in Southern California, the Kogi BBQ Truck, will be parking out front, selling their unique fusion of Korean food and taco truck fare.

If you come out early on the second Saturday of the sale, December 12, you'll be able to try one of the newest entries in the new food truck race, the Buttermilk Truck. They specialize in fun, new takes on breakfast food that appeals at any hour of the day. The Buttermilk Truck will be here from 8am to noon, so come out early and fuel up before a morning of pottery shopping!

Images: Spicy Pork Taco courtesy of Kogi BBQ, Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich courtesy of The Buttermilk Truck Team

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bauer Pottery on NBC in Los Angeles

This past Sunday, Suzanne O'Conner over at BargainsLA.com took some Bauer Pottery over to the local NBC studios for an early morning presentation of shopping deals in Los Angeles.

She sat in with Ted Chen and the rest of the Sunday LA team to talk about great local bargains, including the Bauer Holiday Sale.

Click here for the video.

Thanks Suzanne!

Holiday Sale 2009!

It's December, so that means that the Holiday Sale is just around the corner!

Visit the Holiday Sale page for all the information you'll need about this year's sale.

We'll have lots of Bauer available and for the first time we'll have the new release of Russel Wright® American ModernTM seconds available.

For those of you who can't make it in person, do not despair, we will be making a selection of seconds available online. You will be able to order online beginning at 5pm (PST) on Wednesday, December 16, 2009.

Please note that seconds ordered via the web store will not be shipped until after the holidays.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Russel Wright Award Cocktail Buffet & Auction

If you’ll be in New York in November, consider attending the 10th Annual Russel Wright Award Cocktail Buffet and Auction.

The Russel Wright Award was established to recognize those who continue Wright’s philosophy and legacy in design, architecture, landscape design, the environment and living in harmony with nature.

November 11, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029

Click here for more information or call 845-424-3812

Click here for tickets.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Design Within Reach Blogs about Russel Wright

Design Notes, the Design Within Reach blog, just posted a nice piece about both the Russel Wright exhibit at the San Francisco Airport and a visit to Manitoga and the Russel Wright Center. You can read the piece, by writer Gwendolyn Horton, here.

Wright at Home: Modern Lifestyle Design 1930–1965 at the San Francisco Airport Museums continues through October 2009. Though you need to be a ticketed passenger to visit the exhibit, you can contact McKinley Williams at (510) 261.4347 or mckinley@collectmodern.com to schedule a tour or for additional information.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cookie Jars Available... Finally!

Cookie Jars
Cookie Jars are now available for order via our online store!

Though we’ve been making them for a while, up until now, the only way to get a Cookie Jar would be to visit one our retailers, come to our Showroom Sale, or just happen to ask if we made a cookie jar. While they are still available those ways, ordering is now as simple as a few clicks.

The Bauer Cookie Jar stands 9 1/2 inches tall, 6 1/2 inches in diameter and is available in 15 colors.

Who doesn’t like cookies?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September Showroom Sale - Last one 'til December


Saturday & Sunday
September 12 & 13
10am - 5pm

We’ve been doing the monthly sale on the first full weekend of each month, but because of the Labor Day holiday, we’ve pushed the sale to the SECOND weekend in September.

Click here for all of the details.

Feel free to call or email with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Around the Blogosphere

Here are a few recent posts about the new Russel Wright® American ModernTM from various blogs:

- Retro To Go is a U.K.-based blog covering retro lifestyle, fashion and design topics.

- Live. Work. Design. is a blog written by Marybeth Hughes of Wisconsin, who works in sales & marketing by day and writes her "lifestyle blog for busy, creative-minded individuals."

- Mellow Monk's Green Tea Blog is written by the folks at Mellow Monk's Japanese Green Tea, who import their tea from "small-scale, independent, family-owned and operated growers in Japan." They're fans of the American ModernTM Tumbler and use it as a green tea cup.

...and a bonus Bauer post from The Kitchn, the home cooking section of Apartment Therapy, in praise of Cake Plates!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bon Appétit - August, 2009

Take a look in the "What to Buy Now" section of the new issue of Bon Appétit for their recommendation of the new Russel Wright® American ModernTM Sugar Bowl.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

To All You Collectors

Do you have a collection of Bauer? Did you inherit it from your mother or grandmother? Did you pick through flea markets and yard sales buying pieces for pennies? Have you strained your PayPal account bidding on pieces from eBay? Did you start collecting at the Bauer Holiday Sale three years ago?

Well, we're interested in you. We'd like to hear your stories and see your pictures. Whether you collect vintage Bauer, new Bauer or a combination of both, we'd like to know about you.

We'll present your stories and your pictures here on the Bauer blog. The stories don't have to be long and drawn out, but we're happy to hear any and all details you wish to include.

Write us at blog@bauerpottery.com if you are interested in participating. If you have pictures posted online already, include links. If you are emailing pictures, send one or two samples first and if we need more we'll let you know.

Friday, April 17, 2009


We’ve teased you for a while, but it’s finally here.

Head over to our the Bauer Pottery homepage and you’ll be able to view and shop for the new line of Russel Wright’s American Modern by Bauer Pottery.

We’re offering 14 styles of American Modern in five gorgeous colors: Coral, Chartreuse, Sea Foam, Granite and White.

After you've had a look around, come back here and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


What can we say? It's already springtime and we're just getting to our second blog post of the year. We've been busy!

After briefly decompressing from the holidays, we jumped right into the the new year trying to replenish our shelves and start on our big project for 2009: Launching the new Russel Wright American Modern line.

Things are going along nicely with the new line. It made it's debut at the New York and San Francisco gift shows, where customers new and old were very excited to see it. The new American Modern by Bauer Pottery will be available starting in April. Stay tuned to this page and our email list for the launch.

We also kept ourselves busy in our newly remodeled Atwater Village showroom. For those of you who had visited in the past for the Holiday Sale, it's the same location but we've gussied it up a bit. We also had our first sale outside of the holiday season back at the beginning of this month.

We'll be opening up on the first full weekend of each month (except a few selected weekends that coincide with holidays) throughout the year. The March sale was very well attended, thanks in no small part to a piece that appeared in the Los Angeles Times Home Section.

Our next sale will be this coming Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5. For all of the details, please visit our Showroom Sale page.

Keep an eye out here for the next few weeks for more info on the new Russel Wright pottery, more showroom sales and other news from inside the factory.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!

We're only seven days in, so I think New Year greetings are still appropriate.

For those of you interested, the online Holiday Sale is now closed. Shopping ended on Monday, January 5 at 5pm PST.

Thanks again to everyone who visited us in person or shopped online during the holidays. Your loyalty and dedication to Bauer Pottery is much appreciated, especially when times are tough for so many.

For those of you who shopped and are anxiously awaiting your pottery, please be patient.

Though we took orders staring on December 22, we were closed between Christmas and the weekend after New Years, so nothing started to ship until this past Monday. As we mentioned in the sale instructions, this year we would not be shipping in time for the holidays.

Orders are going out and will continue to do so for at least a couple weeks. Everyone should have their new Bauer in their hands no later than the end of the month.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call, otherwise keep an eye on your doorstep for the UPS man.

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Next up for us will be the gift shows in New York and San Francisco. We're hard at work to get ourselves ready and are excited to give buyers a first-hand look at the new Russel Wright pieces at these shows.

Stay tuned here and we'll give you some more behind the scenes looks before the debut of the new American Modern.